Managing Director of Operations (Growth Companies, Innovation and Infrastructure)
Adrian Gillespie oversees Scottish Enterprise’s business support and company building functions, including our investment in infrastructure, our Account Management portfolio, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Innovation Support, Regional Selective Assistance and commercialisation.
Adrian has been with Scottish Enterprise for over 15 years. Immediately prior to his current role, Adrian was Senior Director of Energy and Low Carbon Technologies for Scottish Enterprise with responsibility for working with industry to establish and deliver clear priorities for investment and growth, with a particular focus on offshore energy.
Adrian spent 10 years in commercial and financial management positions within Marks and Spencer plc before joining Scottish Enterprise.
Adrian has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Glasgow University and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde. He is also a Board Member of Opportunity North East (ONE) - a private sector Board to broaden and boost the economy of the North East of Scotland and a Trustee of the Glasgow Science Centre.